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Mid-Summer Communication – Blackboard Faculty

Greetings Blackboard Faculty, As we move towards the Fall Semester at VCU, faculty are facing many challenges with teaching both in the classroom and online. Added to that is the challenge of switching to a new Learning Management System – Canvas. Learning Systems is here to help! Here is an information brief about what is […]

Support for a rapid transition to online instruction at VCU

Greetings Blackboard Faculty, Learning Systems will be partnering with Online@VCU and offering support as faculty move to online instruction during COVID-19. Highlighted below are references to resources that can be used within the LMS (Blackboard) in the hopes that this will help to ease the quick transition to teaching online. For instructional support, you can […]

Kaltura Captioning Update (REACH v2)

A recent update to Kaltura Mediaspace has introduced a new easier-to-use interface for requesting ASR / machine-based closed captioning for your Kaltura videos. Kaltura refers to this update as REACH v2. This new interface also includes an upgraded editor that allows for editing captions inside of MediaSpace as opposed to the old one that was […]

Faculty Preferences when Teaching with Technology Survey

VCU Faculty, The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE), Academic Technologies, ALTlab and Online@VCU are conducting a research study to explore faculty perceptions of teaching with technology. This study will help inform further development of existing technology tools and applications, as well as to determine whether our current technology and faculty development practices are […]

CaptureSpace has been retired. Kaltura Personal Capture has arrived!

Greetings from Learning Systems, This is just a friendly reminder that Kaltura CaptureSpace has been retired. As of June 1st, it is no longer being updated, enhanced, or supported by the vendor. Kaltura Capture has arrived and is now available for download from VCU’s Kaltura MediaSpace! It is much easier to use with a simple interface, […]

Blackboard Faculty – Fall 2018 – End-of-Semester Announcements

Dear VCU Faculty, As the the end of the Fall 2018 semester quickly approaches, ​Learning Systems would like to share some important eLearning reminders, resources and news with you. Target Date set for the next major upgrade to eLearning (Blackboard) at VCU The VCU eLearning system will be upgraded to Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2018 […]

Training Opportunity – Advanced Features of Zoom for Virtual Collaboration

As a follow-up to the “Basics” training this past April, which included over 100 attendees, a representative from Zoom will host an advanced session exclusively for VCU faculty and staff on Friday, Sept. 21, 12:30-1:30pm. A range of advanced features will be demonstrated and explained, followed by a Q&A period for live interaction. If you […]

Echo360 Updates (EchoSystem and Echo360 Cloud)

Update (4/17/18): The EchoSystem Server Upgrade has been rescheduled for Friday, 4/20 at 5:30AM. Thank you! Please note the reminders and updates below: EchoSystem Server Upgrade – Yes, one final upgrade to the EchoSystem Server will be applied that will address some minor issues with the content migration tool for EchoCloud and EchoCenter link issues. This update […]

Fall 2017 End-of-Semester Announcements

Dear Faculty and Staff, As the the end of the Fall 2017 semester quickly approaches, ​Learning Systems would like to share some important eLearning reminders, resources and news with you. December 20th at 10PM – Blackboard will be unavailable The VCU Blackboard system will be upgraded to 9.1 Q4 2016 CU6, beginning Wednesday, Dec 20th at […]

Redesigned Interface for VCU’s eLearning Environment

The Learning Systems team just completed the Blackboard upgrade, and you will immediately notice that it looks different. For several years, Blackboard has maintained the same look, and over time it has become very “dated”. The Learning Systems team, within Academic Technologies, has redesigned and customized the interface to have a more professional, streamlined and […]

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